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13 killed in hospital attack in opposition-held Syria town

Jun. 12, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Missiles hit a hospital in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed fighters on Saturday, killing at least 13 people, including two medical staff, and putting the facility out of service, activists and an aid group said. It was not immediately...

Car crashes into building housing plasma center; 3 dead

Jun. 12, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A car crashed into a building housing a plasma center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, killing three people and injuring two others, one critically, authorities said. Police, fire and emergency medical services responded after the crash into the Biomat USA...

Remains of second fisherman recovered from Housatonic River

Jun. 12, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The body of the second person reported missing this week in Connecticut has been pulled from the Housatonic River, according to New Milford Mayor Pete Bass. Two Danbury fishermen went missing Wednesday after falling into the river near...

Morton man killed in ATV crash in Renville County

Jun. 12, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 66-year-old Morton man was killed Friday when he drove his ATV out of a ditch and was hit by a minivan on Hwy. 71 in Renville County. Authorities say Richard A. Oneil died shortly after 10:30 p.m. Friday when his ATV was traveling east from the west...

‘Space race’ level attack on future public health crises

Jun. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maureen Lichtveld’s nearly 40 years in environmental public health — from her home country of Suriname, to the U.S. government, to the Hurricane Katrina-devastated Gulf Coast and, finally, to Pittsburgh this year — has focused on a central principle: how to prepare...

Evacuation orders prompted by fire lifted for 2 communities

Jun. 12, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — People living in two communities in south-central Arizona that were evacuated due to a massive wildfire can now return home. Evacuation orders were lifted Saturday for the communities of Top-of-the-World and Oak Flats. Electric power also was...

Jet that crashed near Nellis Air Force Base had flap issue

Jun. 12, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators say the fatal crash of a jet into a home near Nellis Air Force Base nearly three weeks ago was the result of a flap issue. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary findings...

Truck crashes into San Jose outdoor dining table, killing 1

Jun. 12, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A pickup truck driven by a suspected drunken driver crashed into an outdoor dining area in San Jose Friday night, killing a woman and injuring two men, authorities said. The driver, Alex Moreno, 32, put the parked Chevrolet Silverado in reverse...

Police search for driver in fatal hit-and-run on I-95

Jun. 12, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — State police were searching for the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate-95 that killed a 19-year-old man early Saturday. Ricardo Enrique Figueroa-Garcia of New Haven was killed after his motorcycle was struck from behind...

3 credited with saving woman from burning car in Spokane

Jun. 12, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters in Spokane are crediting three passersby with rescuing a woman from a burning car after a rollover crash. The Spokane Fire Department said the crash happened Thursday night and that the driver was trapped in the car. ...